Under their new ownership VBUG are having their annual conference at TVP in Reading on Thursday 26th November 2009. There's some great speakers including the DevExpress Twins, Gary Short and Oliver Sturm, David Ringsell of PC-Talk and Rob Blackmore. I'll be doing a new version of an old presentation:-
- Automating Testing Using Windows Virtual PC
Windows Virtual PC is a free virtualization download from Microsoft for Windows 7. It allows you to run and maintain multiple virtual machines running different Microsoft operating systems in different configurations. Virtual Machines allow you to test your software in different configurations without the need for buying and maintaining separate physical machines. Unlike previous versions of Virtual PC, Windows Virtual PC includes an API for programmatically controlling these virtual machines. This session describes this API and shows you how to use it to run automated tests on multiple platforms. Subjects covered include basic use of the API, logging on to virtual machines, various methods for copying tests to virtual machines, running processes on virtual machines and collecting test results.
See you there.